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NOLA’s Oldest Irish Pub ‘Tracey’s’ Closes For St. Patrick’s Day

Jack Rattenbury Jack Rattenbury

NOLA’s Oldest Irish Pub ‘Tracey’s’ Closes For St. Patrick’s Day

Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar, and three other Irish bars have voluntarily closed all for St. Paddy’s.

The City of New Orleans have announced guidelines put in place ahead of St. Patrick’s Day weekend and the actual holiday on March 17. Unfortunately this led to a St. Patrick’s Day closure for the historic Tracey’s Irish Bar, along with three other Irish venues.

Tracey’s has a district history in comparison to the other Irish bars in New Orleans. This is due to the fact that Tracey’s was the original Irish Channel bar, established in 1949. It started off 4 doors down (at the corner of Constance) and moved to its current location, at Third and Magazine Street, a few years later.

Credit: Tracey’s NOLA

It’s always been seen by locals as an Irish Channel oasis, with cool air conditioning, the first color TVs in the neighborhood, cold beer, and fantastic food to challenge any authentic pub in Ireland. The cuisine even stays true to the city it calls home, with excellent crafish boils every season.

Tracey’s has been lucky to have recaptured that original old-fashioned feeling by maintaining its great staff and fantastic customers and friends. Also, due to the fact that New Orleans loves parades and street parties, Tracy’s is renowned across the city for its St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Although called off this year, it’s definitely something you don’t want to miss if you’re in the city.

Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar hosts a number of fun events for the New Orleans Community. From live music, to Bar Crawls and fun parties, Tracey’s has something for everyone. Especially when the post-pandemic new normal swings into motion.

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Tracey’s is located at 2604 Magazine Street.

Featured Image: @traceysnola via Instagram